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-15 now here.....glad I'm not a deer
 

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Here in northern IL we missed that bullet, apparently. Just a 'balmy' -3 is all we got.

But, a cold snap, especially if lasts for more than a couple days has resulted in a spike of coyote activity 'round here - activity taking place in broad daylight!

I tagged one on one such morning from my back door with my 6BR. And, on another morning there was a pack of them infiltrating the homes up and down my road - musta been 20 or so yotes stretching along a 1/4 mile swath, yipping and yapping as they ran along. Local pet pooches were raising quite a ruckus.

Coyotes were streaming past my house through the brushy field to the north of me. I saw a couple rabbits zig-zagging through the brush ahead of them.

I got the chance to shoot one. I steadied the 6BR on a fence post and attempted to tag a coyote that sat down to rest in a snow field about 300 yards as it turns out. But, initially I had over-estimated his distance and held over just a leeeetle too much...Arrrrgh! The bullet made a crater in line with the back of his neck - missed by only and inch or two! Anyway, the crack of the bullet just behind his ears startled him. He half crouched and looked around for a moment before running off.

Anyway... Like hunting pheasants in a blizzard, or hunting coyotes after a cold snap, use the information as you will!! :D
 

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My old hunting partner reported -25° in Grayling MI at day light this morning. That is right about where the 45th parallel crosses the state.
 

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That's about 30 miles left of my deercamp
 

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Jeez only -19:D

Try this for size......................................since before Xmas here in Australia we 've been copping temps in the mid 30C up to and including 50C week in and out with storms thrown in and we've still got 6 weeks of Summer to go.:D
 

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Jeez Kevin, 50c is 122F. You must be trying to keep up with our summer temps. I've worked outside under lamps at 10PM and it's still 120F. The rocks of South Texas can help a lot in the winter but brutal in the summer. They makes great radiants. It's an overcast 61F here now at 6:15pm. We've yet to have a frost. Bad side, not having any freezing weather means you won't be able to spray enough insecticide to kill all of the bugs. I wish we could get some of what the folks up north are getting. Farmers Almanac so far has missed our winter. It's supposed to be "stingy" here. So far, I'm still cutting grass in shorts and T Shirt. Mowed the neighbors yard yesterday in shorts and T Shirt. When we have weather like this usually means a dry spring and summer. Considering all of the folks moving to the area, there will be water restrictions/rationing early. Our water comes from underground aquifers.
 

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Jeez Kevin, 50c is 122F. You must be trying to keep up with our summer temps. I've worked outside under lamps at 10PM and it's still 120F. The rocks of South Texas can help a lot in the winter but brutal in the summer. They makes great radiants. It's an overcast 61F here now at 6:15pm. We've yet to have a frost. Bad side, not having any freezing weather means you won't be able to spray enough insecticide to kill all of the bugs. I wish we could get some of what the folks up north are getting. Farmers Almanac so far has missed our winter. It's supposed to be "stingy" here. So far, I'm still cutting grass in shorts and T Shirt. Mowed the neighbors yard yesterday in shorts and T Shirt. When we have weather like this usually means a dry spring and summer. Considering all of the folks moving to the area, there will be water restrictions/rationing early. Our water comes from underground aquifers.
This is basically a typical Aussie Summer although having said that we've had milder Summers as well where it's been around 35C or 40C for a month or so and then drops back to around 30C and maybe 35C before going into a cold wet Winter.
 
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